Breakout rock band Holding Absence announce long-awaited self-titled debut album, out in March

Cardiff’s Holding Absence have announced that their self titled debut album will be released through SharpTone Records on March 8th 2019. The post-hardcore quintet have also confirmed that they will be embarking on a UK headline tour in support of the record throughout March with special guests Capsize. The new album announcement comes right on the heels of their recently released new song, “Like A Shadow”.

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Interview: Annisokay

After extensively touring the United States for the first time with I Set My Friends On Fire, post-hardcore band Annisokay have returned to their native Germany to play a handful of festivals and then continue to tour in support of their new album “Arms”, which is due out August 17th via Sharptone Records/Arising Empire. Despite being exceptionally busy, guitarist/clean vocalist Christoph Wieczorek took the time to answer some questions I had about the writing process, the difficulty in writing lyrics in a foreign language, as well was many other interesting topics. Be sure to support the guys by giving them a like on Facebook and preordering the album in your choice format here!

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Sharptone Records teases “A New Era” of music – are we getting a Bleeding Through comeback?

Long king of Orange County hardcore, Bleeding Through’s last record (A Great Fire) was released in 2012, and the band’s final show was just 3 short years ago. While the band has teased the last couple years that it might not be finished in some respect, it seems fairly clear, based on a recent video that Sharptone Records recently posted.

Seriously, listen about 15 seconds into the video – you can clearly hear vocalist Brendan Schieppati’s distinct vocals. The band releasing material on Sharptone would make a lot of sense, considering their penchant for signing veteran bands of the genre (Attila, WCAR), and considering that the door was left open for a reunion, it seems very likely this will happen. While it’s not 100% for certain (it could be Brendan’s other project, The Iron Son) you’ll want to keep an eye out for more details.

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